Kathleen, 103, gets in a whirl

A sprightly Kathleen Roberts who celebrated her 103rd birthday with a dance with her friend Brian Holly.''Photo by Louise Adams C121785-1 Bog Dec20 Kathleen 103
A sprightly Kathleen Roberts who celebrated her 103rd birthday with a dance with her friend Brian Holly.''Photo by Louise Adams C121785-1 Bog Dec20 Kathleen 103

AGE is just a number for one Felpham woman who took a festive spin around the dance floor.

At 103 years young, Kathleen Roberts was one of those getting into the seasonal spirit at a Christmas tea dance at the William Hardwicke, High Street, Bognor Regis.

Event organiser Brian Holly said: “It is a pleasure to see Kathleen up and dancing.

“She went on This Morning a few years ago and Fern Britton asked her what kept her going and she said it was dancing and the odd glass of red wine.

“You would not believe that she will be 104 on May 2.”

Kathleen was joined by 34 other revellers who hit the dance floor to a range of tunes, including the odd festive hit.

“I have known a lot of these people for many years and It is a pleasure to see them all enjoying themselves.

“It is what Christmas is all about. There is definitely a lot of Christmas spirit,” added Brian.

The event ran from 3pm until 5pm and included a carvery lunch.